Whether you’re a new postpartum mum like me, need to be more gentle on your joints, are returning to exercise after an injury or your body is simply craving something a little less intense, KIC has you covered!
As much as I love getting my sweat on with a super intense HIIT workout, since having Harvey, I have to remember to take it slow, follow the advice of my doctors, be gentle on my body and not rush. Doing this is so important so that I am able to progressively regain my strength, fitness and not injure myself.
My movement at this time, alongside following the postnatal Pilates KICBUMP program, has been centred around a lot of lower impact workouts. Lower impact movement, just like any type of movement, is so great for both your physical and mental health but it is also so fantastic as there are no jumping movements which keeps the pressure on your joints to a minimum (and another little bonus of a lower-impact workout is also that for any of you living in an apartment, you can avoid disrupting your neighbours below).
So, for those of you looking for some lower impact options, here are my top 5 from within the KIC app:
Just because Brooke is our HIIT master trainer don’t think that her sessions aren’t already or can’t be made lower impact! The majority of her sessions, by the nature of the HIIT training style, will be higher impact, but the easiest thing to do is to substitute any jumping movements for a non-jumping equivalent. For example, swap jump squats to static squats, jumping lunges to stationary or reverse lunges and burpees to have a standing rise up instead of a jump and a step out rather than jump back into the plank position.
Of course if you are coming off the back of an injury, are or have recently been pregnant or have to move in a certain way for your body, please be sure to always consult with your medical professionals to make sure that the movement you’re undertaking is safe for you.
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